Making Media Work

Collaboration, Community Building and the Future of Journalism

New America Foundation
1899 L St NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

The economics of media have been turned upside down in recent years, and many organizations are still struggling to make sense of the new landscape. Authors Jessica Clark and Tracy Van Slyke focus on the rise of a new progressive media in their just-published book, Beyond the Echo Chamber, but their analyses and insights have implications for all corners of journalism.

Stories are increasingly developing through active reader engagement -- is this a viable business model, or a passing curiosity? What are the measures of success for media in the future? Where are the opportunities for innovative newcomers? And what are the lessons or cautionary tales for traditional media organizations?

Please join us for a wide-ranging discussion on these questions and more, presented by New America's Media Policy Initiative.

Featured Speakers:

Tracy Van Slycke
Project Director, The Media Consortium
Author, Beyond the Echo Chamber

Jessica Clark
Director, Future of Public Media Project
Center for Social Media, American University
Author, Beyond the Echo Chamber

Terrence Samuel
Deputy Editor, The Root

Tom Glaisyer
Knight Media Policy Fellow
New America Foundation

To RSVP for the event:

For questions, contact Stephanie Gunter at (202) 596-3367 or [email protected]

For media inquiries, contact Kate Brown at (202) 596-3365 or [email protected]